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December 2, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Harvard Exit Theatre will close in January, Varsity changes hands

(Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times) Update, 11:12 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3: Looks like the Varsity Theatre will indeed continue as a cinema. Darren Willis, general manager of University District Parking Associates (which owns the building in which the Varsity resides), said this morning, “We’re in the final stages of negotiation with an established…


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November 19, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Holiday theater season: Beware of ticket brokers

A timely reminder, as the holiday theater season begins: Beware of high-priced ticket brokers. It’s perfectly legal in this state for a third-party ticket broker to buy blocks of tickets to, say, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” or the 5th Avenue Theater’s “A Christmas Story,” or any of a number of other high-profile holiday shows, and…



September 18, 2014 at 11:16 AM

PNB principal Carla Körbes announces retirement

A very sad surprise today for fans of Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Carla Körbes, who announced today that she is retiring at the end of the 2014-2015 season.  Körbes, who is in her early 30s, explained her decision in a statement to this morning: “I have had unforgettable moments with Pacific Northwest Ballet,” said Ms….



April 21, 2014 at 10:20 AM

SIFF channels Jimi Hendrix for opening night

Outkast’s André Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix. Photo courtesy of SIFF. For its 40th annual edition, the Seattle International Film Festival will open May 15 with “Jimi: All Is By My Side,” a drama about the early years of Seattle rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Written and directed by John Ridley (the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “12 Years a…


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November 11, 2013 at 5:23 AM

Seattle Times contest: Ballet Memories

On Nov. 30, the curtain will rise on Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 30th anniversary production of “Nutcracker,” designed by Maurice Sendak and choreographed by Kent Stowell back in 1983. It’s a production full of children — and those mice, soldiers and servants of the original cast are now approaching middle age, and possibly looking back…


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October 23, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Rewind: Live chat with author Elizabeth George

  Author Elizabeth George, photographed by Michael Stadler Elizabeth George, bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley mysteries (and a local; she currently lives on Whidbey Island), dropped by Friday for a live chat. She talked with readers and Seattle Times arts writer Moira Macdonald about “Just One Evil Act,” the 18th novel in the popular Lynley…


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July 11, 2013 at 3:56 PM

A new position for PNB’s Jeffrey Stanton

  Seattle’s loss is Portland’s gain: Jeffrey Stanton, long a popular principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet (with the company 1994-2011) and currently a faculty member there, has accepted a position as ballet master with Oregon Ballet Theater. He’ll begin work there in August. And a snappy goodbye to you, Mr. Stanton! Best of luck to him…



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